We finally have our first official coach for next year’s series of The Voice UK - and it’s someone who’s very much used to plonking themselves in one of the spinning red chairs.
Contrary to recent reports, Will.i.am’s manager has stated that The Voice finalist Lydia Lucy will not actually be replacing Fergie on Black Eyed Peas’ upcoming tour. At the weekend, it was claimed that Lydia could be drafted in as Fergie’s permanent replacement after impressing the audience at the Royal Albert Hall when she performed with the band. According to The Sun, Will.i.am came up with the idea after Lydia showed off her amazing singing talents on The Voice, with a source saying: “A deal is being worked out currently for Lydia to join the band to replace Fergie.
The remaining members of Team Ricky, Will and George take to the stage one more time tomorrow night, as the final The Voice final on the BBC brings the series to an end. No-one from Team Paloma, obviously, because Paloma, let’s be fair, got a bit confused with the whole process and left her best singer out of her final 3. Yes, Paloma, you did.
One of the finalists on The Voice UK has reportedly fled her London apartment after claiming to have seen a ghost. Lydia Lucy, who is on Team Will.i.am and was reportedly moved into the London pad ahead of this weekend’s final, is thought to have seen the haunting figure above her bed when she woke in the night.
The Voice UK judges are not one big happy family behind-the-scenes, if reports are to be believed. After Boy George and Paloma Faith rowed on-camera during Saturday night’s show, new reports are claiming that tensions have been building between Ricky Wilson and will.i.am off-camera. A source told The Sun: “Ricky and Will just don’t like each other.
Buried amid all the excitement of the new series of The Voice UK, which has started its audition process, there’s been a whole spinning chair full of confusion, with claims that the show could be cut from the BBC after the next series. The Voice is seeing a shake-up for the new series, with Boy George and Paloma Faith replacing Sir Tom Jones and Rita Ora as coaches. The Voice has apparently cost the BBC £55million so far.
The Voice auditions are officially underway but, according to reports, things may not be all sunshine and lollipops between the judges. While it’s not unusual for the coaches to get super competitive as they battle it out to mentor contestants, it seems things got a little too heated between Boy George and Paloma Faith in Manchester. The Mirror reports that their argument happened when Paloma pretended to fall asleep and snore during Boy George’s long pitch, as he tried to get one singer to join his team - a singer the former also wanted on her team.
After what’s felt like an eternity of speculation, The Voice have finally revealed who’ll be plonking their bottoms in those infamous spinning red chairs when the show returns in January 2016. Speaking of his departure, controller of BBC One Charlotte Moore said she’d like to ‘personally thank’ him for his ‘dedication and commitment’ to the show. Mark Linsey, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning added: “Since its launch in 2012 the line up for The Voice UK has been through a number of changes.